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Thomas John Baird Ph.D. Obituary
Baird Thomas John Baird, PhD passed to the greater life May 6, 2017 succumbing to cancer. Tom was born in Cleveland, OH on May 28, 1945 to George and Rita Marie (McNamara) Baird. Dr. Baird did his undergraduate work at Case Western Reserve University and received his doctorate in atomic physics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He worked for the State of Ohio for 30 years pushing the frontier of computer mapping and graphics. At an age when most would retire, and led by an active and curious mind, Tom continued to contribute and advance computer technology earning several patents in computer image recognition. A witty, gentle man, Tom was devoted to family and friends. Tom was preceded in death by his parents, wife Jean Evelyn Snider, and stepdaughter Betty Lou Snider. He is survived by sisters, Kathy Quintus, Jean Balotta; brother, William Baird; stepdaughter, Mary Jane Dunn; granddaughters, Shanna Nicole Snider and Jasmine Olivia Snider. Friends may call Friday, May 19, 2016 6-8 p.m. EVANS FUNERAL HOME, 4171 E. Livingston Ave. where funeral service will be held Saturday May 20, 2016 10 a.m. Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery. www.evansfuneralhome.net


Published in The Columbus Dispatch from May 17 to May 18, 2017
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